HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

New2BR/2Bath1800's Original Romantic Cabin(1-2 night stay accepted Mon-Thu)rs

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful And Quaint With All Modern Updates On East Fork Of The Little River

(We accept 1-2 day rentals during the week-Mon-Thursday depending on availability, and 3 day rentals for the weekends.) This Beautiful Cabin was taken timber by timber from its original location in Kentucky. IT is new-old construction taking over a year to build. Construction finish date was February 6th 2015. It is a sister cabin to 'Away from it All' vrbo-480579 which many of you have had the pleasure of staying in. The cabin is model pre-civil war construction, it was reconstructed using modern mortar technique and then added on to in its current location. The Cabin sits near the end of a private dirt and gravel road behind a locked gate. Secluded is an understatement. It is situated on a bluff overlooking the Crystal Clear East Fork of the Little River, just below a waterfall which can be heard as soon as you open the door to the car during the wetter seasons. We have an inviting large covered front porch with swing and with a larger open uncovered front porch with ample log furniture where many a book has been read in the fragrant mountain air. The Cabin itself retains all of its antique charm as you enter the Great room with its stone double sided wood-burning fireplace serving the great-room and the Master bedroom both located on the lower floor. The Upstairs is separated by a staircase that leads to a private spacious upper loft that contains three Queen Beds. The Master Bedroom downstairs is off of the Great-room and is garnered with mountain views through perfectly placed casement windows and King Bed, situated perfectly so that you can see the woods and sunrise from the bed. Off of the Master Bedroom is a Beautiful Master bath with stone walk in shower and copper slipper tub, set below a large window overlooking the woods. All sinks were imported from a copper-smith in Mexico. There is a fully functional kitchen with stainless appliances/dishwasher/stove/oven/refrigerator/freezer/microwave and all cooking supplies you will need. One Bathroom Downstairs off of the Great-room with a combo-shower and bath, and a Master Bath off of the Master Bedroom with a Walk in Stone Shower, and Large Copper Slipper Tub. High Efficiency Kenmore Washer and Dryer. 2 Flat Screen TV's up and downstairs with Roku/DVD/WII/Wireless Internet/Dish Network/Central Heat and Air. Land-line phone is present. Cell phone coverage is available from the front porch though spotty at times. I-phones work great through I-message or KIK/any internet messaging service. There is a Master Bedroom that overlooks a large elevated back porch over the river canyon and the river can be heard from an open window. There is a large stone hearth wood burning fireplace in the bedroom. The Bedroom opens onto a cozy screened in porch with a 5 person water therapy spa/hot-tub. There is a charcoal grill on the back porch. There is a fire-pit and picnic area above the river, and a built in gravel trail with staircases to the river itself where depending on the water level you can swim/float/fish/lounge or sit in the crystal clear mountain water. The house is about 10 minutes from Downtown Mentone, AL and 15 minutes from Fort Payne, AL for antique shopping/cultural activity/or fantastic food and music at the Wildflower Cafe or other restaurants. The canyon is also about 10 minutes away, and 5 Minutes from Alpine Boys Camp, Desoto State Park, Desoto Waterfall, and Lake. There are wildflowers galore and wild blueberries and blackberries and plums along the road depending on the season. Wildlife abounds everywhere. The Tin Roof provides a great sound to sleep to when it rains. There is a Fenced yard on the side of house for pets. The Cabin is behind a locked gate on a private road, it is very secluded. We accept 1-2 day rentals during the week-Mon-Thursday depending on availability, and 3 day rentals for the weekends. Just input your dates and I will get back with you with our availability by email or text. Wood is available for purchase, please see contract for the pricing. When you ask about dates we will respond with a contract sent to your email address if your dates are accepted and available. All dates are first come-first serve, so please respond quickly when you receive a contract. If you wait to make a decision then check the calendar again to be sure it still shows your dates available, it is updated several times a day as reservations are made. This area books up quickly all year long, so plan way ahead. Check out our other properties-Away from it All VRBO-480579 and Valhalla on the brow minutes from downtown Mentone-vrbo#778417, and Sandy Bottoms in Orange Beach Alabama VRBO # 665401


Rob Shaffer, MD

More Details

Rob Shaffer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Rob Shaffer

We love the outdoors, and this place we have made our weekend getaway and solace. It exudes peacefulness and was designed to be cozy yet modern in every way, so we could truly relax and be surrounded by nature.

Rob Shaffer purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Rob Shaffer chose Mentone

It is secluded, quiet, private, rustic, modern, comfortable is every possible way.

What makes this cabin unique

Every Season is amazing here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mentone in DeKalb County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Off the Great-room
  • Master Bath with walk in stone shower and beautiful exquisite copper slipper tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Large Double Bed
  • Master Bedroom with Private Master Bath, Walk in Stone Shower, and Copper Slipper Tub below Window overlooking woods with Double sinks. Off of the Great-room is a Common bath with combo shower/tub.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
This Cabin is the Older but newer and larger sister cabin of the romantic highly sought after 'Away from it All'. This is our personal cabin we built after we renovated Away from it All. It retains all of the charm but adds a master bath walk in shower and a little more space. It is located a few hundred yards up river from Away from it All, if you have stayed there in the past, it is just down the road a piece..:)


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
New2BR/2Bath1800's Original Romantic Cabin(1-2 night stay accepted Mon-Thu)rs
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful!!River out back was awesome and the cabin has all the amenities you could ask for.Perfect quiet getaway

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Our stay was fabulous once again.

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin! We go to it once a year and love it more each time.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Could not have asked for a better cabin or location!!! Clean, quiet, and beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t wait to bring my two boys back this summer!! This was our 15th wedding anniversary trip and we were so impressed that we will be back!!! Can’t wait to see my boys having fun in the water. Hate to leave this cabin in the woods but time to return to reality. So enjoyed our stay!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very cozy, nicely decorated and equipped. Beautiful cabin with all the modern amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much! This cabin is beautiful both inside and out, and extremely private given it’s remote location. Listening to the river and enjoying the hot tub on the screened in porch were the highlights for us. Owner was quick to respond to questions and the cabin is pet friendly, although the owner hates cats, but we won’t hold that against him, lol. 😻?! Highly recommended and the best cabin we’ve stayed in during our many trips to Mentone! Thank you, Rob Shaffer, for the wonderful getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Secluded and spectacular

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great time at this cabin! Super clean, perfect size, wonderful porch and impressive steps down to the river. We had a great time staying here, and would do it again! It's a pretty far distance from civilization, and takes a while to reach on undeveloped roads, which creates a great secluded experience. The stars at night are beautiful. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cypress, Texas

Beautiful home, beautiful property. All the amenities that our family needed and then some!

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint home! We loved staying here over thanksgiving. Definitely cannot do much cooking or seat many for meals unless it’s warm outside where folks can flow to the outside. For being Out in the Woods, we still weee able to be connected to devices if necessary. For teens and business folks, having Wi-Fi is a must and this home definitely makes the cut.

The scenery is just breath taking! Though it was cold and wet for majority of our time here, we still managed to spend a lot of time outside on one of the many porches. Even the 100 plus steps to the river was breath taking and great excercise too!

Since we travel to this area several times a year to see our parents, we will definitely be seeing this cabin again!

Thank you for shari fa beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Car: necessary

Mentone sits atop Lookout Mountain in historic DeKalb County, Alabama. The area is rich in natural beauty: DeSoto Falls (inside DeSoto State Park), Little River Canyon (Little River Canyon National Preserve), Little River, endless hiking/biking opportunities and so much more. Natural recreation is available at the parks and several area businesses offer activities like kayaking, canoeing, and horseback riding. Golf is also available, and area cities like Fort Payne (10 mins), Trenton (30 mins), Chattanooga (45 mins) and Rome (40 mins) offer shopping and restaurants in addition to those found in Mentone.

We invite you to learn more about our area both before and during your visit. Visit these web sites to do just that, or contact us with your questions.

•DeKalb County Tourist Association

•Mentone Area Preservation Association Museums / Informative / Educational / Historical

Fort Payne Depot Museum

Housed in a 1800s train deport, this museum has

historical artifacts from the area and from around the

world. Well worth the visit. Located in FortPayne (15 mins)

Alabama Fan Club & Museum

Home of the most successful country music act ever

Located in south FortPayne (15 mins)

Hosiery Museum

FortPayne is the sock capital of the world, and this

museum downtown by Union Park shows you how it

all happened. Located in Fort Payne (15 mins)

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (1 hour)


Lil Mole Run Golf Course

18 holes

741 County Road 647

Mentone, AL35984

Minutes from downtown Mentone

Saddle Rock Golf Course

9 holes over 2,181 yards with a par of 63

721 County Road 614

Mentone, AL 35984

4 miles from Mentone

Dogwood Hills Course

18 holes over 6,463 yards with a par of 72

26460 Alabama Highway 71

Flat Rock, Al

24 miles from Mentone

Air Castle Course

18 holes over 6,405 yards with a par of 72

2060 Back Valley Road

Trenton, GA30752

25 miles from Mentone


Rome Braves

Class A - affiliate of the Atlanta Braves

Located in Rome Georgia (1 hour)

Chattanooga Lookouts

Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds

Located in Chattanooga, TN (55 mins)


True Adventure Sport

DeSoto State Park

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Shady Grove Dude Ranch

Ski Cloudmont

Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park

Tennessee (1 hour)

Ruby Falls ‚ Tennessee (1 hour)

Rock City, Tennessee (1 hour)

Incline Railway, Tennessee (1 hour)

RESTAURANTS Mentone/Valley Head

Moonlight Bistro:

Wildflower Cafe: MY FAVORITE!!

Big Jim's Bama-Q:

The Old Barber Shop Cafe:

Tigers Inn:

DeSoto State Park/Ft. Payne:

Most chains and some larger home-owned restaurants are in Fort Payne, about 20 mins from Mentone.


Downtown Mentone offers several great antique and unique gift shops:

- Orbix Hot Glass

- White Elephant Antiques

- Little River Hardware

- Crow's Nest Antiques

- The Gourdie Shop

- Crafts Village (beside Log Cabin Deli)


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.33
Pet Fee £10.83

Rates are Firm, see contract for all terms and refund policy. This is our home and we expect you to treat it with great respect, therefore leave it always better than you found it! Check your "Junk" Folder if you did not receive contract it will be from robertshaffermd hotmail address. 2 day rentals are allowed during the week and close to unrented dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.